Zhang def. Gasquet 6/4 3/6 6/4
Zhang was good in the 1st set, hitting some great shots, esp from the BH. Gasquet upped his level in the 2nd playing more offensive whereas Zhang's dipped. Gasquet started the 3rd well, by taking a 2-0 lead but got broken in the 4th game where he had a 40-15 game. Richard also lost a 40-0 lead on serve when serving to stay in it where Zhang hit 3 great winners in the last game.
Zhang played well but Richard should of won this match, he had his chances in the 3rd and getting broken when he had game points. Credit to Zhang, playing in front of his home crowd, he really did lift his game.
Few days to rest for Richard and then it's Shanghai! ) The draw takes place on Saturday!